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Cornwall Community Foundation makes grant awards to Coverack flood victims

2 August 2017

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The residents of Coverack and surrounding communities are beginning the long recovery process from the devastating floods of 18th July.  CCF has made its first grant awards from its Cornwall Emergency Fund, a fund designed to help people back on their feet after unexpected disaster events.

CCF Grants Manager, Kirsty Phillpott, says, “As time has gone on, people in and around Coverack have begun to realise the full extent of the damage and the short term problems it creates for them. We are getting new applications to the Cornwall Emergency Fund daily.  First payments have now gone out.”

The Cornwall Emergency Fund is partnering with the Cornwallive Coverack Disaster Appeal to match fund the money raised.  To date the Appeal has raised more than £6500.  Kirsty continues, “This initiative has been great.  People have responded to help a Cornish community in need and we have the application processes already in place to ensure the money gets to where it is needed quickly.”

St Keverne Parish Council has set up the St Keverne Parish Appeal Fund through CCF with donations received by the Council  The Fund will be augmented by special fundraising events organised by the Council. Distribution of the grants awards will be directed by the Parish Council and managed by CCF. The Fund applies to St Keverne, Coverack, Porthallow and Porthoustock.

CCF Chief Executive, Tamas Haydu, comments, “We are delighted St Keverne Parish Council have decided to set up a Fund to support local people affected by the flood. I visited Coverack and met Parish Councillors and was so impressed by the resilience of the local community and to see communities supporting people in need.  We are working with St Keverne Parish Council, Cornwall Council and the other support agencies to ensure the grants quickly get to the people who need them.”